Dan McGee

Dan McGee

Biostatistician

Major interests: The design, implementation, management (both administrative and data), and analysis of observational and experimental studies.

Consulting with academia, industry, government, and legal firms on statistical, epidemiological, and public health, and predictive analytic issues.

Teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses as well as short courses for industry.

Education

Mathematics Biostatistics
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BA,MA Degrees

MHS,PhD Degrees

Employment

Enlisted Member Commissioned Officer Associate Professor Professor Professor Professor
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Four years Service
Honorably Discharged, E-4

National Institutes of Health
Centers for Disease Control

Director of Biometry, Arizona Cancer Center

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Head, Statistics Section

Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Head, Biostatistics Section

Biometry and Epidemiology

Head, Consulting Unit

Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics

Experience.

Arizona Cancer Center

  • Director of Biometry
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Established biostatistics as a major research and service unit.
  • Supervised a staff of 30 PhD and Masters level personnel.
  • Re-designed the computer system to be a network of workstations and PCs rather than a multi-user mini-computer.
  • Managed, analyzed, and published results for data from laboratory, clinical, genetic, and epidemiologic studies of cancer.

USPHS, Centers for Disease Control

  • Chief, Biometry Branch, Division of Injury Epidemiology and Control, Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Formed new unit: prepared needs assessment, hired staff and procured equipment. Developed software, including a much-requested program to conduct logistic regression on the PC. Analyzed and published results from studies of injury prevention and control.

  • Senior Statistician and Director, Agent Orange Projects, Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Directed the $75-million research project. Recruited staff, procured space and equipment, prepared reports and budgets for both CDC and other agencies. Analyzed and published data from the studies into the health effects of Agent Orange.

National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood, Institute.

  • Mathematical statistician, Stationed in Bethesda, Maryland, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Consulted with medical and basic-science researchers in epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, including

    The Framingham Heart Study (served on site as director of data management and analysis).

    The Honolulu Heart Program (served on site as director of data management and analysis).

    The Yugoslavia Cardiovascular Diseases Study (American Principle Investigator).

    the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (served on the design and analysis committee and on the special data monitoring committee).

  • Established laboratory quality control for the Framingham Heart Study.

  • Developed risk assessment models based on the Framingham Heart Study (used by outside organizations, including the AHA and industry as a basis for risk assessment instruments).

  • Managed computer and data management and analysis systems the Framingham Heart Study, the Honolulu Heart Program, and the Yugoslavia Cardiovascular Diseases study.

  • Developed computer software for statistical analysis (including logistic regression) used widely prior to the development of commercial packages.

  • Analyzed and published results from clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease.

Teaching:

  • Undergraduate and graduate level courses in mathematics, computer science, epidemiology, and public health at Roosevelt University (Hawaii), Tufts University (MA), Lowell University (MA), Boston University (MA), LUMC (IL), FSU (FL)

  • Developed several online courses (FSU)

  • Taught short courses to industry and medical institutions

Consulting:

  • Academic -- Consulant or managed consulting unit at four universities.

  • Government -- Grant and contract reviews, member and chair of panel. FDA Committee Service.

  • Legal -- Expert Witness, several firms.

Awards:

  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute.
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association.
  • Fellow, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Epidemiology.
  • PHS Commendation Medal, Honor Award.
  • Accelerated promotion to Scientist Director (O-6), U.S. Public Health Service.
  • Commissioner's Award from the commissioner of the FDA.
  • Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award, Florida State University
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Risk Assessment Medal, Society for Preventive Medicine.